Samuel West

Licensed clinical psychologist, PhD in organizational psychology with a focus on innovation. Director of the Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden. American-Icelandic live in Sweden. www.museumoffailure.se

Besides his research at Lund University he have the last ten years worked as a consultant to help organizations improve their climate for innovation. A lot of focus on the concept of Psychological Safety. Samuel´s thesis was entitled Playing at Work: Organizational Play as a Facilitator of Creativity. The elements of playfulness such as experimentation and exploration are key factors for innovation. Right now he works with the museum and do workshops and talk related to the mission of the museum. Before he worked with innovation he worked as a clinical psychologist (cognitive behavioral therapy) with his own little practice.